- Title: Russian Soprano Anna Netrekbo signs her new CD 'Verismo'
- Date: 1st December 2016
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 1, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SOPRANO, ANNA NETREBKO, SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS ON HER NEW CD 'VERISMO' (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) SOPRANO, ANNA NETREBKO, SAYING: "The new CD is called 'Verismo'. It's Italian music, Italian arias, basically, very famous and very beautiful. It's fairly difficult to execute, but it's just a real delight. I feel very happy performing it because I can sing this kind of music." 'VERISMO' DELUXE SET ON DISPLAY 'ANNA NETREBKO PUCCINI MANON LESCAUT' CD ON DISPLAY
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- Keywords: opera Anna Netrekbo soprano Verismo The Met
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
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- Story Text:Grammy-nominated Russian Soprano Anna Netrebko signed copies of her new CD "Verismo" on Thursday (December 1) at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Verismo in Italian means "realism" and is used to describe a genre of late 19th century Italian opera.
"The new CD is called 'Verismo'. It's Italian music, Italian arias, basically, very famous and very beautiful. It's fairly difficult to execute, but it's just a real delight," Netrebko said.
While at The Metropolitan Opera, Netrebko is performing the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut through December 10.
"It's one of the most dramatic pieces. It's my opinion that it is one of the best of Puccini's opera. It has lots of passion, lots of drama, lots of blood. But for the singer, it's a really pure joy and honor to perform that," she said.
Hundreds of opera fans waited patiently on Thursday for their chance to meet Netrebko as she signed her new CD and posed for pictures.
"I'm very, very happy and very excited to see all this, my wonderful friends. I've been singing here for more than ten years and I think therefore, I have some audience, which is amazing and I love them. They applaud me every time I come on the stage. It's really, really wonderful."
"Verismo" was released internationally on September 2.
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